With men holding the majority of roles within engineering and applied sciences, it is crucial that they are involved making the cultural changes needed to attract and retain women in engineering and applied sciences. The Men as Allies Award, launched in 2017, seeks to celebrate a male engineer, or professional male working within the engineering, technical and applied sciences sectors, who has gone above the call of duty to support his female colleagues and address the gender imbalance within engineering and applied sciences.
Our 2020 winner
Congratulations to Mark Wild, CEO of Crossrail, who was selected as winner of the 2020 Men as Allies Award. Mark has demonstrated his clear commitment to addressing gender imbalance in his organisation. He has driven real change to improve diversity. After only 18 months of joining Crossrail as CEO the percentage of women in his senior leadership team rose from 16% to 58%. Head Judge Alex Knight commended “The numerous examples of how Mark has created a more inclusive culture and gone above and beyond the call of duty to support his female colleagues secured his well-deserved win of this Men As Allies Award.”
Stephen Gill of Energy Efficient Solutions and Mike Nayler of Amazon Web Services were both named as finalists for the award due to their great support and promotion of women in engineering both inside and outside of work.